Salmon Cakes with Corn and Avocado Salsa

Salmon Cakes with Corn and Avocado Salsa
Servings:
6
Rating:
4
Ingredients: 
  • 1 lime, sliced in wedges
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Sea salt or kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 Tbsp. Pompeian Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp. hot pepper sauce
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 1-1/2 lb. salmon fillet
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 cup wheat bran flakes, finely crushed

Salsa

  • Sea salt or kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 large ear of corn
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, finely minced
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 3 Tbsp. Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 Tbsp. Pompeian Red Wine Vinegar
Preparation: 
  1. Preheat oven to 375˚ F. Line a baking pan with nonstick aluminum foil.
  2. Place salmon fillet on pan, skin-side down. Rub 1 Tbsp. of Pompeian Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil into fleshy side of salmon. Season with salt and pepper. Bake in preheated oven 35-40 min., until cooked through; allow to cool.
  3. To make salsa, cook corn in salted boiling water for five minutes. Drain and cool. Combine remaining salsa ingredients in a large bowl. Cut corn from ear and add to bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and toss well.
  4. Increase oven temperature to 400˚ F. Reline baking pan with nonstick aluminum foil.
  5. Remove skin of salmon and flake the flesh. Transfer to a large bowl and add green onions, cilantro, egg, bread crumbs, mustard, hot pepper sauce, lime juice, salt and pepper to taste. Divide mixture into six equal portions. Shape each portion into a ball, then flatten slightly like a pancake. Mix bran flakes with 1 Tbsp. of olive oil. Coat each salmon cake with crushed bran flakes and arrange them on prepared baking pan. Bake for 20 min.
  6. To serve, spoon equal amounts of salsa onto each of six plates, top with a salmon cake and serve with a lime wedge.
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